Returning fire

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    A Paratrooper from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, returns fire on the opposing force during the Joint Operation Access Exercise, Feb. 15. Photo by Spc. Bethany Little, 40th Public Affairs Detachment.

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    1. lisamomcrazy 49 months ago | reply

      Wow. The only thing to say.

    2. Viktor AQ 49 months ago | reply

      Nice timing!

    3. 49 months ago | reply

      umm, when the weapon fires 550 rounds a minute, it's not timing, you take a pic, you're gonna get muzzle blast. and if you look close, there's a blank adapter on the end of the weapon. as it says, it's an "exercise"

    4. Tatsu* 49 months ago | reply

      ...I picked up on the 'blank adapter device' on the end of the muzzel also.

    5. DOUGBpix 49 months ago | reply

      Good thing he is wearing goggles that muzzle flash is blindingly bright.

    6. texan1ct [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Tatsu* That blank adapter you picked up is most likely due to the fact that it's training. I think the photo is fantastic, and am glad that the Army is getting back to basics by training for large scale confrontations.

    7. Tatsu* 49 months ago | reply

      @texan1ct using blank adapter's on the sure cuts down on the 'friendly fire' mishaps.

    8. Winkaz 49 months ago | reply

      Man he has a lot of flash out of the mussel of his AR/17rifle.If I seen that much flash in a war exercises he would be in real big trouble.Really big trouble if the guy on the other side had a Remington 700 308cal sniper rifle M/14 sniper rifle.Lucky it is only a exercise.Maybe they need to use some other flash mussel system.

    9. daxinfx 49 months ago | reply

      That muzzle flash ought to do wonders to the NVG...

    10. nptt13 49 months ago | reply

      Yup the kid's blind after looking through those NVGs

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